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Re: FAKE 2020 v Surrey BATTING CRISIS POLL!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 13:53

I'd bat him at 3 if we bat first taking into account this injury would have happened early in the morning of the match and he will have had littke time to prep.

2nd innings? Would depend on performance in the first?



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Re: FAKE 2020 v Surrey BATTING CRISIS POLL!!
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 14:23

Kervezee at 3

Re: FAKE 2020 v Surrey BATTING CRISIS POLL!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 14:53

2 for Byrom.2 for Abell and Ali to open.



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Re: FAKE 2020 v Surrey BATTING CRISIS POLL!!
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 15:32

We've had more injuries in three fake games than we've had in three real seasons!

Re: FAKE 2020 v Surrey BATTING CRISIS POLL!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 15:36

Tis true - though we got s few at the other end of last season. Ahh well we must continue with what we have.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Surrey
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 15:44

Anyway.

Surrey have waved the toss and decided to bowl first

SOMERSET Abell, Ali, Byrom, Hildreth, Bartlett, Davies, Gregory, Bess, Overton J, Brooks, Leach

SURREY Burns, Elgar, Stoneman Pope, Harinath, Foakes, Clark, Clarke, Morkel, Virdi, Dunn

More to come later on the frontpage.....



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Surrey
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 17:09

A day-night game, looks like a late finish...

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 17:30

Tom struggles and doesn't make it to lunch going for 10 caught in the slips off Dunn. Eddie and Ali take us to lunch at 56 for 1



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 21:27

Azhar retires hurt straight after lunch after being smacked by Dunn
James falls just before 50
but that man Eddie Byrom finishes the day on 103 with Lewis in partnership onn 28 and Somerset just over 250 with 4 wickets down and an injured man in the pavilion

The software doesn't seem to return injured players but we have never had one on our side so we may be given the option.

However well played Mr Byrom



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Scrumper (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2020 23:47

They call him Steady Eddie.

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 April, 2020 10:31

Well played Eddie - great selection. Seems to me that George isn't having a great season so far, or is that just my imagination? Would settle for 250 for 4 (or 5) after day one having been put in.

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 20 April, 2020 11:18

I reckon George is averaging around 10

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 20 April, 2020 21:32

Not a great second day even though Eddies 116 and Lewis' 62 take us over 350 just after lunch.

Because we then let Surrey score just over 200 in a session and a half with the loss of only 2 wickets.

150 odd ahead going into Day 3 with a good morning session with the ball required as it seems doubtful that Azhar will bat again



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 21 April, 2020 20:34

Somerset bowlers struggle on a Taunton day 3 [itch but Ollie Pope 126 and Stoneman 90 don't as Surrey rack up 417 and stand 50 ahead of us with 20 minutes before Tea.

With Ali not coming out for the second innings Eddie and Tom look to start. Tom doesn't survive while Eddie 49 and James 42 take us over the end of day line at 114 for 1 (effectively 2) some 64 ahead.

Could be an interesting last day and our bowling does not suggest we have that much confidence of holding the Surrey batting line-up



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 22 April, 2020 22:20

After Eddie (60) and James (132) push the score on to 303 for 7 at Tea the selection committee decides to declare and put Surrey in needing 250

Although the slow Jack takes 3 for not a lot and the quicker Jack takes 2 for 9, Foukes and Virdi see Surrey home at 56 for 8!!

Drawn game 11 points plays 12 and we stand in second as Yorkshire win their third game. A good try but we let them get too many in their second. But not by much!!



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: somexile (IP Logged)
Date: 23 April, 2020 09:57

Apologies new to this thread

but previously 'I have voted for Byrom to open. He impressed me greatly when he had the slot. At Chelmsford in 2018 he played Harmer's bodyline better than anyone'

I know its fantasy but Harmer and bodyline! The only connection I can see is his own distinctive body outline

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 23 April, 2020 09:58

Shame we didn't get home but fantasy can sometimes be cruel.

On to home v Warwickshire.
Ali injured again but Cove available again.
A question about the 2 spin option and possibly time to try Kervezee instead of George Bartlett at 5?
No Banton or Carberry however



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 23 April, 2020 10:01

Well Eddie didn't disappoint When Ali retired he took the reins though the 50 in the second was scratchy. He's made his place certain for the next game as Azhar won't be back.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 23 April, 2020 11:47

No England call up for James Hildreth then?

The 11 would need Bartlett and Kervezee, because of the 3 batting injuries, so Kervezee at 3 ?

And Cove for Bess

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 v Surrey @ Taunton
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 23 April, 2020 12:52

Somexile

Hello again,

Quote:
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I know its fantasy but Harmer and bodyline!

Oops! For some reason I often found myself typing Harmer instead of Wagner and vice versa. No idea why. Just one of many short circuits in the brain probably. I imagine it is not a mistake a batsman is likely to make. However, for the avoidance of doubt here is the quote from the report of the 2018 Chelmsford match from my website. For the eagle-eyed I also managed to substitute long leg for fine leg in my post above:

There is nowhere else for the batsmen to attack the ball zeroing in at speed on the armpit. That was perhaps the purpose of the bowling. Essex seemed to think so. Wagner’s field, throughout a 10 over spell, consisted of a short square leg, sometimes a square leg too, a deep square leg, a fine or long leg, a leg slip and at times a deep ‘third man’ as in line with the keeper as it was legal for him to be. Always between four and six fielders in those positions. I understood why the Australians were discomfited and angry at ‘leg theory’ bowling in the 1930s.

Davies did not survive long, finally out caught behind down the leg side hooking Wagner. He had though in his assault on Wagner and Porter made 41 precious runs and taken Somerset to 55 before they lost a wicket. It was more than could reasonably be expected from a stand-in Championship opener who had spent nine hours in the baking heat behind the stumps.

That left two 20-year-olds to face Essex and Wagner down. And that is precisely what they did. The armpit assault continued and they played it down. Literally most of the time. There were some alarums, particularly from Bartlett as the ball flew off the bat too often in the air for comfort. Once or twice an occasional surprise ball pitched fuller went straight through the batsmen. But overall they, Byrom in particular, perhaps aided by their height, started to show how to play Wagner.

Byrom repeatedly got up on his toes, lifted his shoulder, got the bat above the ball and played it down to fine leg for a single. It must have taken an enormous well of skill, guts, concentration and focus to play those balls like that. He never looked entirely comfortable, I am not sure anyone would against that mode of attack, but he gave confidence that he had found the technique to combat Wagner.


Link to the full report for that day here (I can't afford to offer prizes for anyone spotting any transposed Harmers and Wagners):

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

Farmer



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